Full 2020 AFL Draw: Updated schedule for the AFL finals

Reduced to a 17-game season due to the coronavirus, take a look at the revised 2020 AFL draw.

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Only one round of the 2020 AFL season was completed before it was postponed as it and all other professional sporting competitions across the globe were severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The plan to get a season completed originally announced by AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan on 16 March was for a reduced 17-game campaign. It involved all 18 teams playing each other once. The league scrapped 5 matches from the traditional schedule and gave itself 40 weeks to get a full season finished.

After weeks of planning and negotiating, McLachlan announced on 15 May the plans for a resumption. The all-important date was Thursday 11 June, when Collingwood and Richmond restarted the season at the MCG.

Restrictions on training and rigorous testing was carried out before training sessions, plus there have been temperature checks before players or officials could enter club facilities.

There are a total of 144 regular season games, plus the traditional 4-week finals series. The grand final was tipped for the MCG in mid-October, but due to a second wave in Victoria that was scrapped. We will now have a first ever night grand final played at the Gabba in Brisbane on Saturday 24 October.

Every game of the 2020 AFL season is live on FOX FOOTY, which can be streamed via Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports. Channel 7 and 7Mate will also show games, but outside of the national broadcast, they differ state by state. You can see our how to stream AFL guide here.

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AFL 2020 schedule

The first four match-ups of the season remained as scheduled. The rest of the 13 rounds were announced in 4-6 week blocks through to the completion of the regular season on 21 September. The AFL then implemented a rest week before the finals series starts on Thursday 1 October.

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